Athens Sunset View

Short video from atop Lycabettus Hill in Athens, Greece. And I actually took some OK pictures for once as well! Location of the hilltop view in Athens Acropolis is lit up towards the right Atop Lycabettus Hill From the top where cable car drops off Acropolis in...

Sheldon 100th Anniversary Celebration

I am honored and excited to be composing a commissioned piece for the 100th Anniversary Celebration of the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis, MO. The world premiere of “This Present Past” will be October 11, 2012 and will feature a poem by Howard Nemerov...

White House Performance

It was an honor to return to the White House to perform with Dianne Reeves for President & Mrs. Obama at the annual Governor’s Dinner on Feb. 26, 2012. The top photo is by official White House photographer Pete Souza, the middle by our sound engineer Paul...

Tokyo, Japan part 1

I was reunited with my good friend Chris Thomas for a recent tour in Japan with Dianne Reeves. This is part one of a blog of us traveling to Shinjuku in search of...

2012 St. Louis Arts Awards

I am honored to have been selected by the Arts & Education Council for a 2012 St. Louis Arts Award – “Excellence in the Arts.” I look forward to attending and performing at the 2012 St. Louis Arts Awards on Jan. 23, 2012 at the Chase Park Plaza....
Vicenza, Italy

Vicenza, Italy

Saw some interesting vending machines while walking around town today. The first one I get – the second one I’m a little unclear...

White House State Dinner

I had the honor of performing two songs with Dianne Reeves for the White House State Dinner when President Obama welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao on Jan. 19, 2011. It was great to be part of an amazing group of jazz musicians that evening: Herbie Hancock, Dianne...
Whitaker Music Festival

Whitaker Music Festival

Next up for the Peter Martin Trio is a performance at the Missouri Botanical Garden as part of the Whitaker Music Festival on Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30pm. The concert is free, and admission to the garden is free after 5pm. Special thanks to the Moonrise Hotel for...

Set List – Strayhorn, Monk & Wonder

Here’s the set list from our June 4 Trio concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis. I’ve included links to some reference recordings that I enjoy and recommend, and I’d love to hear your feedback on the show and series in the comments below....

Peter on STL Public Radio

Here’s the audio from Peter’s appearance yesterday on St. Louis Public Radio’s Cityscape program. He is discussing next Friday’s Peter Martin Trio concert at the Sheldon Concert Hall featuring the music of Billy Strayhorn, Thelonius Monk, and...